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Council of the Great City Schools, 2020
Despite the COVID-19-related school closures, school districts are handling enrollment of newly arriving students or students who will be starting Kindergarten in school year 2020-21. The school closure and health-related requirements of social distancing impede staff from conducting in-person screening for English proficiency as required by state…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Student Evaluation, School Closing, Questionnaires
Uro, Gabriela; Lai, David; Alsace, Tamara – Council of the Great City Schools, 2020
As the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the families of English learners (ELs) have experienced disproportionate distress with the shuttering of schools and the economic crisis. The reality of what many EL and immigrant families have faced during the pandemic must be incorporated at the outset into any planning for the reopening of…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, COVID-19, Pandemics, English (Second Language)
Palacios, Moses; Vignola, Eric; Lyons, Renata; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2020
This study sought to answer the following questions: (1) Is it feasible to develop Academic Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and collect data on them across member urban school districts? (2) Are comparisons between districts on academic performance measures valid and reliable? (3) Do districts collect and maintain requested KPI data in a way…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
Council of the Great City Schools, 2020
In 2002 the Council of the Great City Schools and its members set out to develop performance measures that could be used to improve business operations in urban public school districts. The Council launched the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to achieve these objectives. The purposes of the project were to: (1) Establish a common…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance
Uro, Gabriela; Lai, David – Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
In 2013, the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) published the first-ever report on English language learners (ELLs) enrolled in member districts, reporting on a range of indicators in addition to ELL enrollment and languages spoken by such students. This report updates most of the data presented in the 2013 Council ELL report, shedding light…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Urban Schools, Urban Areas, Academic Achievement
Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
Stephen Nielsen, Deputy Superintendent of the Seattle Public Schools, requested that the Council of the Great City Schools provide a high-level management review of the school district's student transportation program. Specifically, he requested that the Council: (1) Review and comment on the existing organizational structure, business processes,…
Descriptors: Student Transportation, Bus Transportation, Public Schools, Program Effectiveness
Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
The purpose of this report is to help improve the academic achievement of English learners (ELs) in Providence Public Schools (PPSD) and to help the district meet the detailed requirements laid out in the Settlement Agreement that PPSD entered with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Knowing that the Council of the Great City Schools had…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English Language Learners, Public Schools, Language Arts
Palacios, Moses; Vignola, Eric; Lyons, Renata; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
Over the years, the nation's large urban school districts have consistently learned from the progress of their peer districts across the country. In 2002, the board of directors of the Council of the Great City Schools (Council) authorized what became known as the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to develop and implement key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
In 2002 the Council of the Great City Schools and its members set out to develop performance measures that could be used to improve business operations in urban public school districts. The Council launched the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to achieve these objectives. The purposes of the project were to: (1) Establish a common…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance
Council of the Great City Schools, 2018
Just what is meant by a "Best Practice"? A best practice is a procedure, a process, or a system, adopted by best performing districts, which has a noticeable long-term positive impact on the strategic objectives of the Procurement organization. The concept of "best practices" is a fluid one. As technology, regulations and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Purchasing
Council of the Great City Schools, 2018
The Council was asked to review Detroit Public Schools Community District's (DPSCD's) services for students with disabilities and provide recommendations to support the teaching and learning of these students. To conduct its work, the Council assembled a team of experts who have successfully administered and operated special education programs in…
Descriptors: Special Education, Public Schools, Educational Improvement, Urban Schools
Palacios, Moses; Vignola, Eric; Cooper, Natalia; Lyons, Renata; Ison, Ashley; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2018
Over the years, the nation's large urban school districts have consistently learned from the progress of their peer districts across the country. In 2002, the board of directors of the Council of the Great City Schools (Council) authorized what became known as the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to develop and implement key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
Council of the Great City Schools, 2018
In 2002 the Council of the Great City Schools and its members set out to develop performance measures that could be used to improve business operations in urban public school districts. The Council launched the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to achieve these objectives. The purposes of the project were to: (1) Establish a common…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance
Council of the Great City Schools, 2017
In the ongoing effort to improve instructional standards in our nation's urban public schools, the Council of the Great City Schools has released resources to help districts determine the quality and alignment of instructional materials at each grade level; to ensure that materials for English language learners are rigorous and aligned to district…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation, Urban Schools, Public Schools
Halbert, Julie Wright; Gamm, Sue – Council of the Great City Schools, 2017
The Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), asked the Council of the Great City Schools to review the district's services for students with disabilities and provide recommendations to improve performance and narrow the achievement gap between these students and their nondisabled peers. This report was designed to help SCUSD achieve its…
Descriptors: School Districts, Disabilities, Student Needs, Special Education
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